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... Ian is not very impressed with his hatred of meat on the bone. Kate tries to rescue the situation by removing the chopped up bones. She fills two plates and has no more room for anymore. The meat arrives (both frozen) - a thinly sliced meat with a huge layer of fat in the middle and chunks of mutton full of gristle. We eat very little, mainly eating the rice and broth. This also turns out to be the most expensive meal of the holiday so far! Onwards to the ...
... Another example where the government has invested lots of money to improve things to attract tourists. Apparently we are to transfer to a bus to head further up the mountain to reach the Spruce Meadow (vantage point). We jump aboard the bus. We are the only westerners and entertained by very excitable Chinese tourists. We make our way up the mountain and come across a beautiful Jade green lake. The Chinese get extremely excited, there are lots of "wow, ...
... that acts as the backdrop for so much of the city. Traditional music plays in the background as we take a short walk round. There are bridges over streams, little Chinese buildings dotted around, and a big lake containing many Koi fish which reflects the beautiful mountainside. It's a postcard of the China that we'd imagined and almost makes us forget our early start. But not quite. Ian is desperate for coffee, and thankfully this place has a tea/coffee pavilion ...
We were very happy to see a smiling face holding a name card for us at the airport when we arrived in Lijiang. On the way out to the car we met our guide Martin who would be showing us around for the next couple of days, and we went over the bare bones of the itinerary on our drive to the ancient town center. Our hotel was located on a hill overlooking the ancient city and when we arrived at the front entrance we noticed the beautiful view. It was so neat to look out at all of ...
The drive to the Gorge was quite lengthy. The walk up it was a bit of a route march. However, the views of the Yangtze were interesting. This is near the start of the Yangtze but it is still quite wide and moves quickly. The Gorge itself was quite civilised. The Chinese had built a stone path up to the rock the tiger used to leap the Gorge. The path also contained three tunnels. The rest of the Gorge is, I think, wilder as people trek there. On ...